In addition to sampling some delicious wines at Liquidity Wines this summer, you can feast your eyes on images from the National Geographic Photo Ark, a compelling series of photographic portraits that capture the beauty of Earth’s diverse species, adorning the walls of this popular winery’s tasting room.
The light-filled tasting room at Liquidity provides the perfect canvas to display the Photo Ark’s compelling portraits. Organized by the National Geographic Society, the winery’s exhibition will feature more than 50 of these inspiring photographs, and provide visitors of all ages with an opportunity to learn about the project, its mission and conservation efforts.
Much like the Biblical Ark amassed all the species of the earth, the Photo Ark is a project committed to documenting every species in the world’s zoos and other wildlife sanctuaries – inspiring people not just to care, but also to help protect these animals for future generations. A fascinating project, the National Geographic Photo Ark aims to photograph as many species as possible before it is too late. While creating an archival record for generations to come, this project is also a platform for conservation around the world.
The National Geographic Photo Ark will be showcased through multiple platforms, including a travelling exhibition that will open at Liquidity Wines in Okanagan Falls, B.C. on June 23, 2018. Featuring Sartore’s captivating images, the exhibition will be on display until September 3, 2018.
The exhibit will include portraits of animals including birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. In what will be the largest single archive of studio-quality photographs of biodiversity ever, the National Geographic Photo Ark continues to move toward its goal of documenting these 12,000 species in captivity, thanks in part to Sartore’s enduring relationships with many of the world’s zoos and aquariums. These iconic portraits have captured the imagination of people around the world and have even been projected on the Empire State Building and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
National Geographic Photo Ark fans are also invited to join the conversation on social media with #SaveTogether and learn more about how to get involved with the project at Natgeophotoark.org.